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Doctors Without Borders working in Zimbabwe to prevent cervical cancer

Archived, 24 days ago From cervicalcancernews.com 

Dallas, TEXAS - In Masvingo, in the rural Gutu District in southeastern Zimbabwe, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontièrs (MSF) is working with the health ministry to provide simple, effective cervical cancer prevention strategies.

Cervical ca ...

The Who's Roger Daltrey praises courage of young cancer patients at charity gig

Archived, 24 days ago From independent.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - The Who’s Roger Daltrey has lauded the courage of young cancer patients as the rock band joined a landmark fundraising concert for a time-warping performance.

The band wound back the clock for the 100th Teenage Cancer Trust concert at ...

Charity filling maternity mental healthcare gap

Archived, 24 days ago From itv.com 

London, U K - The NSPCC says around 1 in 5 women will develop a mental health problem either during pregnancy or after giving birth.

The South West has one of the lowest maternity mental healthcare referral rates in the country. In the meantime char ...

UNICEF to introduce FGM modules into health education programmes

Archived, 24 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - As part of effort to sensitise and device a sustainable means towards the complete eradication of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering to i ...

UNICEF NZ: Donkeys join vaccinators to rid Yemen of polio

Archived, 24 days ago From stuff.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - An unusual ally has been enlisted in the fight against polio in the war-torn mountains of Yemen: donkeys.

This year, 40,000 vaccinators from aid agency UNICEF will spread across the conflict-ridden nation to vaccinate five million chil ...

WHO dispatched 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine for outbreak response in Brazil

Archived, 24 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - In response to the yellow fever outbreak currently on-going in Brazil some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to the country through the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for yellow fever ...

Community support raises money for fight against childhood cancer

Archived, 25 days ago From bnd.com 

Belleville, ILLINOIS - For the seventh year, Highland-Pierron Fire Department hosted a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This year’s event raised more than $11,000 for the fight against childhood cancer.

Participants have been asking for donation ...

UNICEF hopes female vaccinators will help deal final blow to polio this year

Archived, 25 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - UNICEF's Jean Gough was full of praise for female polio vaccinators in Karachi and termed them “front-line workers” on Wednesday, hoping that their continued dedication would help eradicate the crippling disease from Pakistan this year.

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Foreign surgeons perform reconstructive surgeries on 36 patients in Sokoto

Archived, 25 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - A five-man team of surgeons from the United States of America and Germany have successfully performed reconstructive surgeries on 36 patients suffering from Cancrum Oris, an infectious disease that destroys the soft and hard tissues of the oral struc ...

UN health agency highlights importance of measles vaccine amid Europe outbreak

Archived, 25 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe – where the disease was believed to be nearing elimination – leading the United Nations health agency to urge families to vaccinate their children and for national authorities to take urgent meas ...

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Action: Climate Change

"It's almost time to say farewell to our glaciers," Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summi ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

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A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

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They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

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